Tuesday, 11 August 2015
From the psychological point of view (Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs), food, as a basic security need must be satisfied first before a human can comfortably transition into more achievement-related endeavours. Simply put, your employees can focus more on fulfilling their tasks if they’re entirely free of basic concerns, such as food. Moreover, free meals make employees feel you care about their well-being, and as the reciprocity principle suggests, they’ll feel more compelled, if not obliged, to return the favour. Another reason to have your caterers in London drop food in your office more often is that free meals would allow them to eat more leisurely, instead of spending a great deal of time queuing for fast food. Take it from Google UK: if you encourage your employees to spend more time together during these free meals, they may come upon ingenious business ideas you can use for projects.